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Kicking off this week’s Green Deals is a rare discount on Hover-1’s white Altai Pro R750 e-bike for $1,816. It is joined by the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station that has returned to its $849 low, as well as the Greenworks 40V 25-inch Cordless Electric Self-Propelled Lawn Mower at $525. Plus, all the other hangover Green Deals that are still alive and well.

Head below for other New Green Deals we’ve found today and, of course, Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

Hover-1’s White Altai Pro R750 e-bike sees rare discount to $1,816

Amazon is offering the Hover-1 White Altai Pro R750 e-bike for $1,815.99 shipped. Regularly $3,000, this colorway has seen few discounts over the last year, with more than its black counterpart and less than its yellow counterpart. While we’ve seen this model (and more regularly its counterpart models) go for much less in the past, namely during Black Friday events, Christmas sales, and new year’s discounts, this is still a large 39% markdown off the going rate that beats out our previous mention by $70 and gives you $1,184 in savings. You’ll find the black model currently discounted to $2,029 shipped while the yellow model is marked down to $1,877 shipped.

Hover-1’s Altai Pro series of e-bikes sport the stylish frame of a motorcycle, with the R750 models coming decked out with several accessories: dual side mirrors, a phone storage bag, side and rear racks, two saddle bags, a rear mudguard, a triangular storage bag, and a folding lock. It is equipped with a 750W motor alongside a 48V battery that hits top speeds of 28 MPH and travels up to 55 miles on a single charge, with a removable battery for added convenience and a faster charging speed of seven to eight hours (I know, that long of a wait doesn’t seem fast, but compared to other e-bikes on the market, it’s definitely not the longest it could be). You’ll also enjoy a smoother ride thanks to its 20-inch fat tires that traverse uneven terrain unencumbered, with a headlight, taillight, and turn signals for safer and more street-legal cruises around town – day or night. Head below for more.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station returns to $849 low

The official Jackery Amazon storefront is offering its Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station for $849 shipped. Down from its $1,199 price tag, we’ve already seen four previous discounts since the new year began, bringing in lower prices to gear you up for hurricane season ahead of June. Two of these discounts took the price down to $950 in the first two months, with costs dropping lower to $899 in March and even further to the new $849 low just last month. Today’s deal comes in as a 29% markdown off the going rate and returns the price to the all-time lowest we have tracked – $50 under Black Friday rates.

Sporting a 1,264Wh capacity, the Explorer 1000 Plus provides 2,000W of power output (4,000W at its peak) and can fully recharge in 100 minutes via a wall outlet or in up to two hours via four Jackery SolarSaga 200W solar panels (sold separately). Storm warnings blowing up your phone? Plug the power station in and be prepared in less than two hours for any unexpected power outages (plus it is surge protected). You’ll have eight ports to cover your device charging needs: three ACs, two USB-As, two USB-Cs, and one car port. You’ll also get full smart controls through the companion app, allowing you to see remaining battery levels, customize settings and manage power consumption wherever you roam.

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Greenworks 40V 25-inch Cordless Electric Self-Propelled Lawn Mower now $525

Amazon is offering the Greenworks 40V 25-inch Cordless Electric Self-Propelled Lawn Mower for $524.99 shipped. Normally fetching $700, this particular model saw very few discounts over the last year, having its biggest price drop to $450 during Black Friday sales. We’ve only seen two previous discounts in the new year, both down to $595, with today’s deal cutting costs by 25%, giving you $175 in savings and landing it at the second-lowest price we have tracked – $75 above the all-time low. This is a lightning deal that is selling out quick, so jump in now before the price jumps back up.

As is common with most Greenworks tools, this lawn mower sports a 40V brushless motor that allows it to last longer before needing a recharge, paired alongside two 4.0Ah batteries that can tackle an unruly lawn up to 1/2 acre on a single charge (45 minutes to 60 minutes of runtime). Built with a sturdy and durable 25-inch steel deck, speed adjustment is far more effortless thanks to its smart pace self-propelled system. It has a 7-position height-adjustment for that perfect length (because everybody has different preferences and we all like to have options), as well as a 3-in-1 design allowing you to mulch, side discharge, and rear-bag your grass clippings. Includes two batteries and charger.

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Spring e-bike deals!

Jetson Canyon folding electric scooter being ridden on boardwalk with ocean in background, within post for Hover-1 Altai Pro R750 e-bike

Other new Green Deals landing this week

The savings this week are also continuing to a collection of other markdowns. To the same tune as the offers above, these all help you take a more energy-conscious approach to your routine. Winter means you can lock in even better off-season price cuts on electric tools for the lawn while saving on EVs and tons of other gear.

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The Invanti Tornado is the Swiss Army knife of e-bikes [Video]

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Want your electric bike to have utility as well as comfort and style? Then, the Invanti Tornado, with its impressive array of optional accessories, could be your ideal ride.

Invanti is developing multi-functional e-bikes to reinvent the e-bike industry. It will launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on May 22 for its first product, the versatile Tornado e-bike series. Early backers can purchase the Tornado for a super early bird price of $1,299, significant savings vs. gas bikes.

Invanti makes it easy to protect your e-bike from theft with its “invantimobility” app. The smart version Tornado Pro has a smart front hub lock feature that, once activated, can only be unlocked using the app.

This zippy and efficient utility e-bike has a 750W rear hub motor, 1,000 peak power, and a 48V 14.7Ah battery with Samsung cells that give a top speed of up to 25 mph. The Shimano 7-speed transmission, 80 mm travel suspension, 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, and torque sensor means riding is smooth. It also sports a pair of 20-by-3-inch puncture-resistant tires.

The Tornado provides a range of 60 miles on pedal assist and 25 miles on throttle only. You can additionally install an extra 48V, 10.4Ah battery that you take with you, giving a cumulative total of 100 miles on pedal assist and 43.5 miles on throttle only. Plus, you can use the extra battery as a portable powerbank for your phone.

What makes the Invanti Tornado stand out is the cool accessories it comes with. Your e-bike arrives with a front rack, a rear cargo rack, a rear fork storage bag with lockout, and rear wheel mudguards. It also features front and rear lights with integrated turn signals.

Plus, it offers a choice of nine upgrade accessories, which give this bike an almost modular feel. This means you can make your e-bike bespoke:

If you want to cart around passengers, you can make it happen with the Invanti Tornado’s optional rear seat pad and passenger foot rest, and there’s also a child safety handrail. Its dual-tube aluminum alloy frame can handle payloads of up to 440 pounds.

Invanti’s super early bird price on the Tornado is $1,299, and the official crowdfunding price is $1,499.

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This startup is about to install bladeless rooftop wind turbines on box buildings

Aeromine Technologies just closed a $9 million funding round, and it’s ready to scale up production of its bladeless rooftop wind turbines.

Energy research, investing, and strategy firm Veriten is the lead investor in Aeromine Technologies’ Series A funding round.

Aeromine, launched in 2022, makes compact 50 kW or larger “wind harvesting platforms” that it mounts on the edge of a building’s roof. The rooftop wind units, which have no external moving parts or blades, capture wind flowing up and over the building and convert it into onsite electricity. Its generator system is a rotor-stator system with a highly efficient 5 kW permanent magnet generator. (Specs are here.)

The noiseless technology leverages aerodynamics like airfoils on a race car to capture and amplify each building’s airflow to generate energy. Aeromine says its systems typically consist of 20-40 units installed on the edge of a building facing the predominant wind direction.

Each 1,000-pound unit can withstand winds of between 120 and 158 mph depending on specification.

Aeromine’s units can operate independently or be integrated with existing rooftop solar arrays. Onsite power generation eliminates grid supply disruptions.

Maynard Holt, founder & CEO of Veriten, said:

We believe that distributed power innovation will play a vital role in helping companies fulfill their need for reliable, reasonably priced electricity and desire for low-impact power. We’re excited to partner with Aeromine, as its ability to quickly and affordably help a wide variety of companies meet their energy needs with wind resources is unique among distributed energy solutions.

The bladeless wind turbines are designed to power apartment buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, offices, hospitals, retail centers – basically any big box building with a flat, unobstructed roof.

The company says it has 400 qualified projects in its pipeline and expects to roll out commercially in Europe and North America in 2025. 

Read more: How renewables could beat natural gas in US generating capacity within 3 years – in numbers


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With changes expected to Ford’s electric vehicle certification program, all Ford dealers will likely be able to sell EVs. Ford is reportedly preparing to open the program amid feedback from its dealers.

Ford poised to open dealers network to sell EVs

After asking dealers to pause EV investments this week, Ford is finalizing changes to the program. Ford already eased requirements last year due to “changes in the market.”

Ford spokesperson Marty Gunsberg confirmed that several dealers opted out of the program this past December. Gunsberg said, “Enrollments for 2024 are just over 50% of the network.” That’s down from about two-thirds confirmed by CEO Jim Farley a year prior.

According to Automotive News, after a series of meetings between dealers and executives, Ford is now preparing to allow all dealers to sell EVs.

Ford is expected to update the financial requirements needed to qualify. Previously, dealers were required to invest at least $500,000 to enroll in the program. For $1.2 million, dealers could be eligible for the “Elite” tier, which included additional chargers, demo units, and a presence on Ford.com.

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Ford Mustang Mach E at a Tesla Supercharger (Source: Ford)

If dealers didn’t want to invest, they couldn’t sell Ford EVs. Ford’s vice president of EV programs, Lisa Drake, said the company no longer believes having select dealers sell EVs is the right plan.

More dealers want in but with less financial commitment

“What we’re finding is more dealers want to be involved in it and we don’t want to be exclusive to just a handful,” Drake said. “And so we’re making a change where we’re opening up that and not requiring as many certifications or investments for a dealer to participate in the EV revolution.”

Meanwhile, the changes will not be finalized until early June, when Ford meets with its dealer council.

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2024 Ford F-150 Lightning lineup (Source: Ford)

It’s unclear how much Ford will reduce financial requirements to sell EVs, but many believe it will be drastically relaxed to promote participation.

Drake said Ford will be “more ubiquitous with our training and make sure essentially all of our dealers are equipped to sell them” going forward. Ford will need to figure out how to deal with those who have already made investments at the upcoming dealer council meeting.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Bronze edition (Source: Ford)

Ford slashed prices on its popular Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning in recent months to boost sales.

After cutting Mach-E prices by up to $8,100 earlier this year, Ford introduced a new 0% APR offer on 2024 models this week.

2024 Mustang Mach-E trim Range Starting Price
Mustang Mach-E Select 250 mi $39,995
Mustang Mach-E Premium 320 mi $43,995
Mustang Mach-E GT 280 mi $53,995
Mustang Mach-E Rally 265 mi $59,995
2024 Mustang Mach-E price and range by trim

Ford also introduced new discounts on the 2023 F-150 Lightning this week, offering up to $15,000 off MSRP. F-150 Lightning lease prices were cut by over $400 a month.

If you’re in the market for a new EV, now’s the time to start shopping. You can use our links below to find deals on Ford’s electric vehicles at a dealer near you.

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